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A 2020 Vision for your Club

A workshop seminar dedicated to the empowerment of Aberdeenshire clubs will take place in Newmachar in March.

One of the key themes of the conference is mental health and it will feature headline presentations looking at the positive part clubs can play in this area.

The headline speaker at the event is a former Marine, left with life-changing injuries when he stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan.

Paul Barret nearly died, lost one leg completely, as well as badly damaging the other, part of both hands, the sight in one eye and hearing in one ear.

Yet he continues to achieve his goals and strives to make a success out of his life. He recently climbed Ben Nevis, completed a triathlon and a tandem parachute jump.

He will share his story at the event in Newmachar in the hope of inspiring others and raising awareness of the importance of physical activity to mental health.

Organised by Live Life Aberdeenshire in partnership with Aberdeenshire Sports Council, the conference will include skills and learning workshops on mental health, funding, inclusion and social media.

"A 2020 Vision for Your Club" will take place at The Axis Centre from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 28th March.

LLA officers will highlight resources and support services available to local clubs, both locally and nationally. 

A series of workshops will help develop skills, provide up-to-date information and conversation on the some key topics relevant to clubs:

  • Funding - sportscotland and The Federation of Rural Partnerships will offer information, advice and support about funding opportunities.
  • Effective use of Social Media - Raising the profile, telling your stories - writing, planning, marketing and PR on social media.
  • SAMH’s Mental Health Charter - An interactive workshop to look at the part clubs play in Scotland’s Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • Disability Inclusion within Clubs - From the national perspective to local implementation; how clubs can work towards greater inclusion.

Attendees can attend two of these workshops over the course of the day.

A ‘marketplace’ will be set up where organisations such as governing bodies can set out a stall, with the opportunity to provide information on how they can support clubs.

Spaces cost £10 per person. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

To apply for your place(s) visit our Support 4 Clubs page or sign up using the link below 


A 2020 Vision for Your Club Application Form

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